Half of Everything” is a witty classic country narrative that illustrates the absurdity of splitting things 50/50 in a divorce.
Right in time for Valentine’s Day. You can hear his latest single on Spotify or SoundCloud now!
“This song did not pour out of me. Most don’t. The name, “Half of Everything,” came to me first, and I was instantly intrigued. After 21-pages and lots of umming and hmming, I finally had something I was happy with. Typically, I write without the guitar and with melody in mind; Once the lyrics were finished, so was the song.
About Scott Mackay

“When snow falls in hell, you’ll come around, you’ll put the bottle down.”

With one line you are introduced to the simple, elegant music of PEI born singer & songwriter, Scott MacKay. MacKay’s country-ish songs are standouts, riddled with one-liners that sparkle like Rhinestones on a Nudie suit.

MacKay released his sophomore record, “Twin” in 2015, and since then has spent most of his time holding a pen rather than a guitar. He took a lyric writing class and travelled to Nashville to take part in Nashville Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI) Advanced Song Camp where he learned to better his craft. Aside from writing songs by and for himself, he started co-writing and penning songs for other artists as well.

During these four years, he found that the songs he was writing for himself were infused with humor. Musically he has reached back into the era of Traditional Country music and has borrowed stylings from the artists he admires most.

“He’s real good.” – MacKay’s Mother

“MacKay has a vibrato, thanks to his affinity for crooner vocalists, which gives him even more of an antique feel like he just stepped out of a bus straight from the 1940s.” – Bob Mersereau – CBC – East Coast Music.

Achievements:

  • “Where the Enemy Sleeps (feat. Emilee Sorrey)”

    • Used as the theme song for the podcast, “Over My Dead Body.”

    • Added to Official Spotify Playlist: Southern Gothic

    • Over 600,000 streams on Spotify

  • Calgary Music Awards Nominee for Roots/Folk Recording of the Year & Male Artist of the Year

  • International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist

  • Aspiring Canadian Writer’s Contest Finalist

  • Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Finalist

  • PEI Song Search Finalist

  • Calgary CBC Searchlight Finalist

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